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Pentax K-m / K2000

Pentax K-m / K2000
alaScore 90

288 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Pentax K-m / K2000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the lens and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the video and low light performance, while views are divided on the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-m / K2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-m / K2000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Pentax K-m / K2000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The lens and portability also get good reviews.

usability, portability, lens, size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-m / K2000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Pentax K-m / K2000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the size. Views about the lens and image quality are mixed.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

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99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (pcworld.com)

Pentax K2000

 

Priced affordably at $450 including an 18-55mm kit lens, $600 with 18-55mm and 50-200mm kit lenses, or $680 in a limited-edition white body with an 18-55mm kit lens (all as of 8/26/09), the 10.2-megapixel Pentax K2000 may tempt quite a few people to...

Easy to use, with handy help button ; Very good overall imge quality ; Easy to use, with handy help button ; Body-based image stabilization ; Body-based image stabilization

No auto-orientation sensor ; Limited control over autofocus ; Limited control over autofocus ; No auto-orientation sensor ; No video recording features ; No Live View

The K2000 is a beginner-friendly DSLR with body-based stabilization, but autofocus speed and controls are drawbacks.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Pentax K2000 review: Pentax K2000

 

Pentax K2000

Very fast autofocus; relatively nice viewfinder; wireless flash and in-body image stabilization.

No Live View mode; poor default JPEG image settings.

Speedy performance lifts the Pentax K2000 above the cheap-dSLR masses, but bad default settings make it an iffy choice for newbies.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-m

 

The fastest-growing part of the camera market is currently being powered by photographers moving from compact cameras to DSLRs. Unfortunately for manufacturers, the added competition this has attracted has seen the prices they can charge being eroded...

Easy-to-use on-screen control panel, Compact size with good build-quality, Good high-ISO performance, Plenty of features for the first-time user (Auto Pict mode/Help button), Efficient image stabilization, Reliable flash exposure, Wireless flash, Good...

Default JPEGs too contrasty and poorly sharpened, JPEG engine not making the most out the camera's RAW data (regardless of settings), Unsophisticated, uninformative AF system with no indication of chosen point in viewfinder, No orientation sensor (get...

The entry-level DSLR sector has become argue ably the hardest-fought camera sector over the past year.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax K2000 SLR Review

 

GOLDEN, CO (September 22, 2008)�PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX K2000 DSLR system designed specifically for consumers who are ready to make the transition from a point-and-shoot digital camera to digital SLR photography. The PENTAX...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax K-m

 

If you're a point-and-shoot or digital super zoom user, and you're ready to take the step up to an SLR, the Pentax K-m makes an excellent choice. Everything about the camera is aimed at the entry-level market, including the price. When compared to...

Large 10.2MP image sensor2.7 inch 230,000 dot LCD displayLarge, bright viewfinderIn-camera shake reduction systemNew intelligent auto mode

The Pentax K-m is a new full-featured, entry level 10.2MP digital SLR...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (techhive.com)

Pentax K2000

 

Priced affordably with both an 18mm to 55mm and 50mm to 200mm kit lenses, Pentax's 10.2-megapixel K2000 may tempt quite a few people to jump into the digital SLR...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax K-m Review

 

The Pentax K-m is outwardly very similar to its big brother, the K200D, with a couple of significant changes. When you pick the K-m up for the first time and attach the supplied 18-55mm kit lens, this DSLR actually feels quite impressive, despite its...

The new Pentax K-m is another excellent addition to Pentax's DSLR range. Seamlessly slotting in below the K200D, it offers a simpler and more intuitive layout that will suit beginners better. The retro top LCD panel has been replaced with a more...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax K2000 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

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The Pentax K2000 also features a Dust Removal system consisting of a Pentax-developed Super Protect fluorine coating on the low-pass filter that helps stop dust adhering. This is backed up by the ability to shake off dust particles using the camera's...

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (macworld.com)

Review: Pentax K2000 digital SLR camera

 

Priced affordably, Pentax's 10.2-megapixel K2000 may tempt quite a few people to jump into the digital SLR pool.

That’s especially true if you have a collection of Pentax lenses, as this camera accepts any lens from the Pentax line (keep in mind, though, that you may have to focus legacy lenses manually). Pentax has also retained in-body image stabilization, so...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Farace (shutterbug.com)

The Pentax K2000; A Great Entry-Level D-SLR

 

Beginning with the launch of the Asahiflex I in 1952, Pentax (PENTAprism refleX) was the first SLR that incorporated a penta-prism viewfinder and reflex mirror. Along the way the company has produced cameras from the legendary LX to the indestructible...

The K2000's ergonomics are similarly comfortable to those of the K100D. It's a small camera that fits my medium-sized paws; photographers with smaller hands, such as my wife Mary, felt comfortable using it, too. I couldn't find any cold weather...

Nov, 2009

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